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The fifth places Tottenham Hotspurs welcome the fourth Arsenal who have 6 points more and one game less, in a must win game for both teams as the home side, need to get their top-four bid back on track, while the Gunners need three points to keep their title race alive.
Both teams have been practically knocked out from the Europe competitions, where the Spurs were beaten by Benfica at White Hart line 1-3 and so they severely hindered their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals, while Arsene Wenger’s men were eliminated by the current Champions league winners, Bayern Munich with a 1-1 draw in Germany.
The Gunners have beaten the Spurs twice this season at home, while on tour in the recent years, they havent had so much success. In the last 7 games between these two London rivals, always the home team celebrated, and Arsene Wenger is fully aware of this hard task which expects the Gunners this Sunday, despite a poor form of the Tottenham Hotspur’s, who before a loss in Europa league against Befica, were beaten at the Stamford Bridge by Chelsea with 4-0.
Despite losing the last two games against Chelsea and Benfica, Tim Sherwood says his team have the ideal chance to put things right in the north London derby on Sunday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club will carry out an investigation into why a number of first-team players are being sidelined through injury.
Team Probable lineup :
Tottenham : Lloris – Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose – Bentaleb, Sandro – Lennon, Paulinho, Eriksen – Adebayor
Arsenal : Szczesny – Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen – Flamini, Arteta – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Cazorla – Giroud